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Re: AMAZING LIVE LOOPING SHOW: Argentina's Juan Molina in SF

Check out her myspace page, and the video:


She describes her background, looping, has an interview, shows here in the 
studio, live, etc. She describes when she went to the US and was asking if 
there was a machine where she could hit a button and would record her, 
it back, etc. Such an innocent discovery of looping technology.

You should bring her to Y2K9, Rick.


----- Original Message ----- 

> Because I've produced the big loop fest in Santa Cruz for many years and 
> because
> I've been fortunate to play several festivals in other countries over 
> past five years,
> I've had the great fortune to see some of the world's best live loopers 
> their thing
> in front of an audience.
> Tonight,  I saw one of the most impressive shows I"ve ever seen a live 
> looper play.
> I drove up to San Francisco and saw the Argentine singer/songwriter 
> Molina
> play to a sold out house at Yoshi's, SF,  the beautiful jazz club on 
> Fillmore Street.
> Man, oh man,  was it an amazing concert!    I felt like jumping up and 
> down after watching it.
> This former famous television commediene in Argentina who gave up here 
> life to return to music
> was firing on all cylinders.
> Using a very, very sparse setup that included a BOSS RC-50,  a Lexicon 
> reverb (couldn't tell but it
> looked like an older MXP-500),  a Korg O1W synthesizer and a beautiful 
> steel string
> acoustic guitar,    she had seemless mastery of her looping.
> She also could go from playing almost childlike simple guitar/voice 
> compositions with a delightful and
> very childlike voice to incredibly complex polyrhythmic multi-looped 
> parts.
> She also occasionally used really dense timbral loops against very 
> melodic parts and she also
> used a lot of very, very complex modern and dissonant harmony against, 
> again,  very simple
> and memorable melodies.
> Her rhythm playing was impeccable on both guitar, keyboards and voice.
> She really did beautiful things with backing her voice up with loops 
> were very wet, reverb wise against
> a very dry initial vocal style.
> She did tunes that were so simple as to almost be confounding and then 
> would turn around and do a track that
> have up to 10 or 12 loops on top of one another in a cacaphonous but 
> beautiful mass of sound.
> She even attemped one song in English............fucked up the lyrics 
> (four different times) and had the audience
> shouting them to her (from the poem, The Love Song of Alfred Prusock by 
> Elliot) and yet
> ended the song with the audience rooting for her and cheering that fact 
> that she made it through.
> I have to say I was incredibly impressed............as impressed as I've 
> ever been by anybody.
> She's a killer guitarist,  a great rhythmatist (and this comes from a 
> of a rhythm snob here),  a
> beautiful and challenging timbralist (her synth designs were modern and 
> edgy but always simple)
> and an engaging and frequently humorous performer.
> FIVE STARS on this puppy.  Check here out
> Juana Molina